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he will visit all the faiths of abraham -- islam in saudi arabia, judaism in israel, and christianity at the vatican. a senior white house official told us today that during the visit the saudis and other muslim countries will pledge to cut off funding for terrorism. then mr. trump will be off to brussels for a nato summit and sicily for the g7 economic summit. we asked mark phillips to tell us about the president's image overseas. >> i think that there's a sense of horrified fascination here in europe. >> reporter: fascination and fear, according to jonathan powell, who ran the british prime minister's office during the tony blair years, and who
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knows about dealing with u.s. presidents. when they're preoccupied with political intrigue at home, he says, foreign leaders can't rely on them. >> if this is going to be the next two or three years, totally consumed with these issues in washington, unable to focus on international releaations, that leaves a very serious vacuum. >> reporter: a vacuum they're trying to avoid at nato, which president trump will visit next we week. officials there are reportedly planning to put strict time limits on discussions about military spending and fighting terrorism so the president doesn't tune out. but if there's a sense of anxiety -- >> here's the first one. >> reporter: -- there's a sense of humor regarding the president too. donald trump has long been the butt of jokes. now satire shows find the material irresistible. >> what was the official reason for the shock dismissal of james comey? >> because he's bad at his job. he's so bad at his job that i am still the president.
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[ laughter ] >> reporter: tv satire is one thing, but when vladimir putin starts dropping one-liners about you. did you hear the one about how the president gave russian foreign minister sergey lavrov classified intelligence? "i'll have to reprimand lavrov," putin joked this week, "for not sharing those secrets with russian intelligence." lavrov seemed to find it hilarious. it's how you tell 'em. what european leaders have historically wanted from u.s. presidents is consistency and engagement. the fear being privately expressed by some officials here, scott, is that this president is embarking on his first foreign trip with his mind elsewhere. >> mark phillips in our london newsroom. mark, thank you. roger ailes, the architect of the fox news channel, died today. doctors say he had a brain hemorrhage after falling last week. ailes was 77. anna werner has more on the man who was once called "the loudest voice in the room."
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>> reporter: roger ailes went from a 27-year-old tv producer to successfully selling richard nixon to the american people in 1968. he helped elect ronald reagan and george h.w. bush, too. by 1992 ailes had retired from politics and soured on the news media. as he told charlie rose then -- >> if you want to have tremendous political influence and still be a womanizer, drug abuser or alcoholic, you only have one choice of career, and that's journalism. >> reporter: but four years later ailes would become founder and ceo of the fox news channel. >> caution. >> reporter: with conservative commentators like bill o'reilly, why did viewers watch? he told rose in 2001 -- >> they think that perhaps points of view are being eliminated and some stories are being eliminated on other channels. and that's why we're winning. >> reporter: h.w. bush said ailes wasn't perfect but called him "my friend." fox host sean hannity called him a second father. but critics like dr. jeffrey jones, director of journalism's
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peabody awards, said no one had done more harm to american democracy in the last generation. >> no, i mean, the stock market's very enthused. >> reporter: many believe fox news support for president trump helped get him elected. in a 2014 autobiography, ailes is quoted in 2010 telling fox news executives, "i want to elect the next president." but ailes' reign would not make it to election day. numerous women at fox news including former anchor gretchen carlson alleged he sexually harassed them. facing a lawsuit, ailes resigned last july. ailes' wife said in a statement she's profoundly sad and heartbroken at her husband's passing, calling him a loving husband and father to their son and a patriot, scott. >> anna werner, thank you. coming up next, a man who says he heard voices runs down two dozen pedestrians in times square. later, a family shares its grief after a deadly shooting.
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video shows the moment the car plowed into a crowd, leaving a trail of bloodied and injured pedestrians on a sidewalk before it came to a crashing halt. alyssa elsman, an 18-year-old tourist from michigan, was killed. ann donahey believes she would have been killed too if she hadn't crossed the street. >> this maroon car comes careening and just knocking into everybody. there's people on the hood of the car being thrown over the sides. people are screaming and there's blood everywhere. >> reporter: around lunchtime a speeding honda traveling southbound on 7th avenue made an abrupt u-turn and drove against traffic, jumping the curb at 42nd street, where the first pedestrian was struck. the car continued downtown sidewalk for 3 1/2 blocks, mowing down pedestrians along the way. it finally came to a stop after smashing into metal barriers. the driver, 26-year-old richard rojas, ran from the car and tried to outrun police before being tackled and taken into
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custody. rojas, a former member of the navy, is being tested for drugs and alcohol. police say he has two prior dwi arrests. eyewitnesses tell us if not for those metal posts now underneath that car there would have been many more injuries, even deaths, scott. they were erected shortly after terrorists overseas began using cars and trucks as weapons of mass destruction. >> but no indication of terrorism here. michelle miller, thank you. when we come back, shots fired and a family cries out for justic is that ice cream? no, it's, uh, breyers gelato indulgences. you really wouldn't like it. it's got caramel and crunchy stuff. i like caramel and crunchy stuff. breyers gelato indulgences. it's way beyond ice cream. daughter: uh oh. irreplaceable monkey protection. detergent alone doesn't kill bacteria, but adding new lysol laundry sanitizer kills 99.9% of bacteria with 0% bleach.
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a texas mother can't bring herself to go to church because she would have to pass where her teenage son, jordan edwards, was killed by a police officer. here's omar villafranca. >> reporter: jordan's parents, charmaine and odell edwards, say one of the hardest things for them to do is explain to their 4-year-old daughter that her big brother isn't coming home. >> "i want to see jordan, mommy." and all i can tell her is you'll see him again when you go to heaven. >> reporter: on april 29th, 15-year-old jordan edwards, two friends and his two brothers were leaving a house party in suburban dallas when bulk springs police officer roy oliver and his partner tried to get their car to stop. according to an arrest warrant, oliver shot multiple rounds from his patrol rifle as the vehicle drove past him. jordan, sitting in the front passenger seat, was shot in the
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head and later died. his 16-year-old brother vidal was the driver. have you replayed that moment in your head? >> every night. i can't even sleep. >> reporter: at first police said the teenager's car backed up aggressively toward the officers. but balch springs police chief jonathan haber later changed his tone after seeing the officer's body cam video. on may 2nd the chief fired oliver. >> if the car was leaving the scene and wasn't posing a threat to anyone, why shoot? but you literally shooting like you're playing target practice. that's how it -- in my mind it's like he was hunting. >> reporter: oliver faces a murder charge. charmaine and odell say the pain of jordan's death is something they will have to live with forever. >> all i have is pictures now. every day i look at the pictures. and i just wish i could see him. >> reporter: the family is pushing for major changes in police policy, scott, starting with having outside agencies
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bob schieffer gets the last word on a president and what might have been. >> scott, i interviewed john mccain the other night during a chaotic week, and he said, "bob, we have seen this movie before." so i'm thinking, what if this movie had a slightly different plot? what if president trump had
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taken barack obama's private advice to get general flynn to resign in the beginning? what if he had cut flynn loose after flynn told the trump team he was under federal investigation? what if he had gone on national television and said, "i've told fbi director comey to get to the bottom of this russia situation, no one wants to clear it up more than me because we have work to do"? what if he had joined republican and democratic leaders in praising the selection of robert mueller as special counsel instead of calling it a witch hunt? but he didn't. so i don't know what answers the special counsel will find, but it brings me back to something else that john mccain said the other night. "this has reached watergate size and scale." >> thank you, bob. that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the jones day law firm
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overlooking the u.s. capitol, i'm scott pelley. this is the "cbs overnight news." hi, everyone, and welcome to the overnight news. i'm demarco morgan. president trump departs for the first overseas trip of his administration, and he's leaving behind a political firestorm that includes a special counsel looking into his associates' ties to the kremlin. the president calls it a witch hunt. jeff pegues brings us up to date on the investigation. >> reporter: sources say individuals connected to the trump campaign may have been coordinating with the russians as far back as april 2016, seven months before the presidential election. a former u.s. government official tells cbs news, "you could see the hallmarks throughout, including conversations picked up by electronic intercepts."
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some of the contacts appeared to be business-related or innocuous, but sources tell cbs news investigators also discovered multiple contacts that were cause for concern. the fbi is scrutinizing former trump campaign chairman paul manafort, foreign policy adviser carter page, and the former national security adviser michael flynn. but it is unclear if there are other trump associates under investigation. flynn joined the trump campaign in february of 2016. a three-star general, he had previously headed the defense intelligence agency but was fired by president obama. flynn was elected as mr. trump's national security adviser shortly after the election. the u.s. intelligence community became especially concerned during the transition that sensitive information being provided to the trump team could be passed on to the russians. flynn was also fired by president trump just 24 days into his term for lying to vice president pence about his
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contacts with russian ambassador sergey kislyak. former director of national intelligence james clapper said flynn changed after leaving the military. what do you think changed him? was it that he was fired? >> i don't know. that could be. i'm speculating. i really don't know whether he -- he just became angry about it. i don't know. >> but there was something changed? >> well, it appeared to me, yes. >> reporter: the white house staff is reportedly in crisis mode, bracing for personnel changes that could see top aides shown the door. margaret brennan has that story. >> there was no collusion, and everybody, even my enemies, have said there is no collusion. >> reporter: president trump said the appointment of special counsel robert mueller to probe russian election meddling is dividing the country. >> well, i respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt and there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but i can always speak for myself and
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the russians. zero. >> reporter: the president strongly denied interfering with the fbi's investigation. >> did you at any time urge former fbi director james comey in any way, shape, or form to close or to back down the investigation into michael flynn? and also as you look back -- >> no. no. next question. >> reporter: and mr. trump dismissed democrats' claims that he may have obstructed justice. >> i think it's totally ridiculous. everybody thinks so. >> reporter: despite saying last week that he had decided to fire comey before he met with attorney general jeff sessions and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein, today the president said he acted in part on rosenstein's recommendation. >> i also got a very, very strong recommendation, as you know, from the deputy attorney general, rod rosenstein. but when i made that decision, i actually thought it would be a bipartisan decision. >> reporter: but behind closed doors on capitol hill, rosenstein briefed senators on his version of events, including when he wrote a scathing memo
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about comey's conduct. democrat claire mccaskill. >> he did acknowledge that he learned comey would be removed prior to him writing his memo. >> reporter: sources also say president trump is so frustrated with the fallout from comey's firing that he's considering a shake-up of his senior staff. president trump still has a lot of staunch supporters in the heartland. dean reynolds spoke to several of them in lee county, illinois. the rural area voted for trump in the election, while hillary clinton carried the state. >> reporter: at bill and dick's barbershop in dixon, illinois, guy vol was getting a haircut and weighing the news of a special counsel investigating the trump campaign. >> everybody's looking for something to dig at. they're looking -- it's a witch hunt. that's what he tweeted this morning. >> reporter: a lifelong republican, a trump supporter and an avid consumer of conservative media, ball blasted the president's critics. >> they keep saying the russians interfered in our election. how did they interfere? i mean, i never hear that talked about on tv.
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>> reporter: dixon sits astride the rock river, where ronald reagan was once a lifeguard. it's the seat of lee county, which donald trump won by 20 percentage points. >> i like the way he recognized that there is a country out here, it consists from coast to coast, not coast and coast. >> reporter: around the corner at books on first, trump supporter steve huber said he's had it with the news media. >> i almost tune off the news anymore because it's all about how he's behaving, not what he's really doing to help our country p. >> reporter: but ken novak says the president seems too defensive, especially about russia. >> he tweets out that this is just a witch hunt. you know, why didn't he just come out and say okay, let's investigate it and be done with it? >> reporter: how do you react to talk of impeachment already? >> i think he's probably going to be impeached sooner or later. but the problem is that you know, let's get to the facts first before we go that far. >> reporter: but as one local
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businessman put it, trump is not a politician and he doesn't operate like one. fans of rock and roll are mourning the death of singer and songwriter chris cornell. the front man for soundgarden, audioslave, and other bands was found dead in a detroit hotel room. the coroner said he hanged himself. cornell was on the nationwide tour with soundgarden and the band had just wrapped up a concert a few hours earlier. anthony mason has more on cornell's life and his music. ♪ >> reporter: chris cornell helped redefine the sound of rock and roll in the late '80s and early '90s. ♪ show me the ♪ ♪ i'm down on my knees today >> reporter: emerging from the seattle grunge scene as the front man of soundgarden, the singer was known for his octave-smashing vocal range. ♪
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his talent spilled across a number of line-ups over the years, including the supergroup temple of the dog. ♪ and a seven-year run with former members of rage against the machine in audioslave. >> exactly. it's exactly in the -- >> reporter: last month he told me he was working on a new soundgarden album. >> and how far away is the new soundgarden album, do you think? >> one of the things we did when we got back together was decide to never put a clock on what we do. which i think has been really helpful and it just always being a positive experience. >> reporter: and in the studio that day he performed an acoustic version of perhaps soundgarden's best-known song, "black hole sun." ♪ black hole sun ♪ black hole sun ♪ won't you come ♪ black hole sun ♪ black hole sun
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after nearly a century and a half on the road the greatest show on earth is folding its tents for the last time. the final show of the ringling brothers & barnum and bailey circus will take place this sunday at the nassau coliseum outside new york city. lee cowan reports. >> ladies and gentlemen! children of all ages! welcome to the greatest show on earth! ♪ >> reporter: it is a pretty bold claim. the greatest show on earth. but ringling brothers and barnum & bailey had every reason to brag. ♪ there was a time when there
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really was nothing else like it. ringling was controlled mayhem, a dizzying array of performers risking life and limb alongside a menagerie of exotic animals from far-away lands. ♪ ♪ are you ready after 146 years all the thrills are still there. but the wonder seems to have faded. >> ladies and gentlemen! >> reporter: ringling's ringmaster, jonathan lee iverson, laments that today when kids go looking for the greatest show on earth many look for it on their smartphones instead. >> more and more unfortunately we're becoming a society that really doesn't embrace wonder anymore. >> are you ready my friends? >> the wonder that we offer you can't find it on facebook. you can't find it on youtube. you have to engage. you have to be there. you have to be present. and it takes relating to others,
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not like yourself. that's how this has been made. >> reporter: a fact of modern life that brought the might write big top to its knees. >> without a doubt it was the toughest business decision that we've made, and we made it together as a family. >> reporter: kenneth feld is ceo of feld entertainment. his dad bought the circus from ringling brothers for $8 million in 1967. they were caretakers of a slice of americana and a home for a unique community whose desire to dazzle outweighed just about everything else. >> the love is for the institution, but the greater love is for the people that make up that institution. and that's the difficult part. >> reporter: feld grew up with sawdust in his veins, and so did his three daughters, lana, nicole, and juliet. they even performed with the
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ringling clowns on occasion. >> did you ever get that itch to perform yourself? >> i went to circus camp for a little while. i was in a roller skating act where i lit a match on the floor with my teeth. >> can you still do that? that is a good party trick. >> i don't know that i would want to try at this point. >> reporter: over the years the feld sisters tried to help their father infuse the circus with 21st century sensibility while still keeping the show's 19th century traditions intact. but it was a balancing act that in the end just didn't balance their bottom line. >> the economic model, it didn't work anymore. and we don't want to compromise what is the greatest show on earth. it's still really hard, and it's emotional for sure. >> reporter: baraboo, wisconsin is where ringling's long run started. their name is still everywhere here, as is the country's
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largest circus museum, circus world. it was five ringling brothers. al, alf, charles, john, and otto, who pitched their first tent in baraboo in 1884 and began carting their variety act in wagons all around the midwest. ♪ eventually they were big enough to buy their biggest competitor, the barnum & bailey circus, and the combined shows brought amusement right to main street usa. its arrival was a heralded event. the circus train was more than a mile long. at each stop both man and beast alike would be unloaded and within hours a vacant lot was turned into a canvas city. how many people would the big top seat? >> 12,000. >> 12,000. >> mm-hmm. >> really. >> reporter: howard pibbles is so blown away he spent much of his 81 years recreating that spectacle in miniature. >> how long did the big top take you to make? >> took 18 years.
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>> you wanted to preserve what -- >> what i'd seen as a kid. >> reporter: his replica, now on display at the john and mable ringling museum of art in sarasota, covers half the length of a football field. >> there's one door on anyway. >> reporter: he built more than 150 circus wagons, 59 train cars, ticket booths, concession stands, all by hand and all in exacting detail. do you have any idea how much you spent doing this? >> no. and nobody needs to know. >> reporter: his model captures the magic that the traveling circus held. a spell cast on anyone looking for adventure. even after ringling ditched the big top in favor of the air-conditioned comfort of arenas. >> you hear people talking all the time about running away and joining the circus. you guys actually -- >> we did. and that's i think one of the great like -- i don't know. we get to tell people that. and people go yeah -- oh, you
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did? you really did run away and join a circus. >> reporter: karen and greg desanto became part of the traveling troupe of clowns for ringling. they actually met at clown college. in fact, greg was a teacher there. he now runs the international clown hall of fame in baraboo. >> is it as romantic a life as it sounds? >> definitely -- well, i think it's more romantic now when you look back. >> yeah. in hindsight, yes. >> but at the time -- it is. you know, it's like a lifestyle. >> reporter: a lifestyle that took them through america's back yards. in their tiny home on the rails. >> like you wouldn't fit in it. >> no. it was six feet long, three feet wide and about nine feet tall. so it was a closet with a door. >> reporter: size didn't matter, though. the melting pot that was the circus, language and customs all blended with a symphony of animals that traveled right along with them. >> elephants were in the room right next to my first train
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car. the elephant car was the next one over. i'd lay out and they'd open the windows and their trunks would come out. i'd feed them. i'd try to reach over and give them treats and they'd try to reach over too. there's a baby tiger that used to live on our car. and it would run up and down the hallway. a baby bengal tiger. >> yeah. >> reporter: the animals, especially those elephants, had always been ringling's biggest draw. but they were also its achilles heel. animal rights activists had long protested forcing wild animals to perform as entertainment. feld spent years denying accusations of abuse and won more than $20 million in court settlements. nevertheless, ringling packed in their famous pachyderms last year, and that says feld was the beginning of the end. >> when we made the decision to take the elephants off the road in may of 2016, we saw a drop in
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ticket sales and attendance way beyond what we anticipated. >> how much? >> it was substantial. >> reporter: without the circus feld entertainment still has plenty of entertaining to do. it brings us disney on ice and monster truck jam too, just to name a few. >> the circus lives in a lot of places besides the circus. >> like in the mud. >> exactly. >> reporter: there are of course other circuses, lots of them in fact. but there will never be another ringling. >> do you know i was thinking the other day, man, you're going to be the last voice any of these circus fans will ever hear. wow. you know, i mean, i'm holding on to that. i sort of believe like dr. seuss, don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. >> farewell from the greatest show on earth! >> the "cbs overnight news" will
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this year's national geographic bee but only the top 54 finishers from around the united states and the territories got to make it to this week's national championship here in washington, d.c. with $85,000 of college scholarships on the line. >> quito asuncion, montevideo. >> victoria tanianika turkana. >> australia. >> after answering hundreds of questions the country's top geography wiz kids stepped into the spotlight joined by bee moderator our own cbs news correspondent morocca. >> on the count of three the capital of american samoa. one, two, three -- pago pago! >> reporter: getting a perfect score in the opening round was a surprise for first-time finalist alilan iranian. >> i don't know how the scoring works, so i am pretty much like what the heck. >> reporter: but for wisconsin native thomas wright, who last year tied for eighth, it was the end of a year-long journey. >> i know the expectations i
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need to set for myself. >> washington, d.c. >> reporter: at national geographic headquarters wednesday the junior jeeg fehrs were treated like celebrities, showing off their global knowledge under intense pressure. >> buck island and buck island reef national monument are located just off the coast of which caribbean island? >> reporter: but with rocca behind the podium there was still room for a little levity. >> prenay, do i stand a chance of ever growing a mustache as full as yours? >> probably not. >> probably not. >> reporter: the ten finalists were eventually whittled down to just two. >> pranay varata from texas and thomas wright from wisconsin. >> reporter: in the final round varada and wright matched each other answer for answer. >> st. martin is correct. that means we move on to a tiebreaker. >> and it took a sudden death match-up to put varada over the top. >> what large mountain system that stretches more than 1,200
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miles separates the taclamacan desert from the tibetan plateau? the correct answer is the kunlun mountains. so our champion is pranay varada from texas. >> reporter: for wright a second place finish was something to be proud of. >> i set the goal as a top three finisher this year. i accomplished the goal but of course i would have wanted to win. >> was your heart racing? you seemed pretty calm. >> i was feeling pretty calm. i was more concerned about my hair, to be honest. >> reporter: varada finished just outside the final three last year. the day that you lost on this stage last year, did you study that day? >> yeah. i've been researching and trying to find ways to not make the same mistake twice. after last year i was definitely sure that this year would be the year i could win this. >> reporter: now, for all his hard work and dedication and perseverance varada is going to
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the latest episode in the "pirates of the caribbean" series had its world premiere last night in hollywood. it's set for nationwide release later this month. but you may not have to wait that long. hackers have stolen the movie and are threatening to post it online. mireya villarreal reports. >> reporter: cybersecurity experts tell us that studios like disney are attractive targets to hackers because consumers like us want a sneak peek of their new movie or tv show. it's unclear right now whether the movie has been leaked online but hackers still have a week to make good on their threats. >> he took everything from me. >> reporter: as big screen pirates prepare to invade theaters later this month, disney is apparently dealing with real-life online pirates who claim they've stolen their latest film and are holding it hostage.
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disney ceo bob iger reportedly told staff monday the hackers are asking for ransom to be paid in the digital currency bitcoin. >> it's a tough call because there is so much money on the line. especially when you're talking about disney. and the scale of some of their blockbusters. >> reporter: pirated movies and other hol wlywood cybercrimes a becoming more common and more sophisticated leading companies to use cybersecurity consultants like himu nagam. >> we are in a climate that i would consider to be on steroids. that's how active this community has gotten, both in the attacks that are coming and the defenses that people are trying to put up against them. >> mr. piscatella. >> reporter: just last month a hacker known as the dark overlord claimed to have stolen the fifth season of "orange is the new black" and released it online after netflix refused to pay a ransom. the company told cbs that a production vendor used by several major studios was compromised. in a tweet the dark overlord
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threatened fox, ifc, national geographic, and abc, saying they could be next. >> i have a gift for you. >> reporter: just as they were preparing to release the film "the interview" back in 2014, sony pictures was also the target of a massive hack. hackers leaked confidential data including personal information and e-mails of employees. security experts say online thieves who pirate films put more than just movie studios at risk. >> no matter how excited you are about those movies, remember, the person releasing it is a hacker who wants access to people's computers and information and your movie file could have ransomware built into it. >> reporter: disney declined to comment for this story, but reportedly they have refused to pay the hackers while they are working with fbi investigators. now, this hack comes on the heels of a major cyberattack that affects hundreds of thousands of computer worldwide in 150 countries.
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right now, though, there is no link between two attacks. >> that's the overnight news for >> that's the overnight news for this friday. captioning funded by cbs it's friday, may 19th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." hours from now, the president leaves for his first foreign trip. it's been a whirlwind week of bombshell allegations. the baggage the president is bringing abroad. and an 18-year-old woman is dead and many more injured after a man plowed his car through times square. >> i decided to cross the street, and if i hadn't, i'd probably be dead. >> the driver's erratic actions and what he told police as he was being arrested.

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